Stewards denied Vettel Victory

Lewis took his 78th career victory today – his fifth of the 2019 season and his seventh at the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel had led the race from pole position, absorbing the pressure from championship rival Lewis Hamilton up until lap 48, when he lost the rear, skated off across the grass and re-joined into the path of Hamilton.

2019 Canadian Grand Prix, Sunday – LAT Images

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Canada…wall of champions waiting the next one !

The next race takes all teams to Canada, the only fly-away race within the European season. To a large extent, the challenges of Montreal are opposite to those of Monaco; the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a high-speed track with relatively long straights and lots of overtaking possibilities. Similar to Monaco, however, are the concrete walls that punish any mistakes heavily and a tight qualifying session around this relatively short lap.

GP AUSTRALIA F1/2019 – MELBOURNE 17/03/2019 – SEBASTIAN VETTEL
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Canada is the seventh race of the season and now we can to see more clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the cars. In the past six races, Mercedes were very strong in the corners but lost time on the straights. This will make Canada a huge challenge for them as the track characteristics could favour their opponents – there are many long straights, and fewer corners in which to make up lap time.  Continue reading “Canada…wall of champions waiting the next one !”

Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton  lead  Mercedes’ second one-two of the year ahead of Valtteri Bottas, while a late Safety Car brought out for the two Renaults retiring on the same lap

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow leaves Bahrain with a feeling of regret after the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship, thinking about what might have been.

2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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Lewis dominates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis took his 73rd career victory today, his eleventh of the 2018 season and fourth at the Yas Marina Circuit,  Sebastian Vettel was forced to play second  at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale as the Mercedes driver took his 11th win of the season, enjoying a serene performance that perfectly reflected his majestic run to his fifth title this year.

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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Hamilton wins Suzuka to extend championship lead

Lewis Hamilton’s 71st career victory and his 50th for Mercedes, and sees him extend his title lead over Vettel to 67 points, with the German claiming just eight for P6 after a tough race that saw him spin early on following contact with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.  Valtteri  Bottas came in second to complete the second 1-2 for the team in a row – his first podium at the Japanese Grand Prix and 30th podium finish in Formula One. 

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Japan 2018. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Japanese GP 2018. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas claim a 1-2 victory in Sochi

Lewis Hamilton  scored his 70th career victory today in Formula One – his eighth of the 2018 season and third at the Sochi circuit. Valtteri  Bottas finished the race in P2 – taking his 20th podium finish with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and third for Seb Vettel and fourth for Kimi Raikkonen. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next Grand Prix, which takes place this coming weekend in Suzuka.

2018 Russian Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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